Blaydon Schools

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Blaydon Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Blaydon school in Tyne and Wear for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's forthcoming education needs. Which school in Blaydon should I locate my child? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and as a result a mammoth consequence on that son/daughter as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you select a particular school from the Blaydon locale?

  • On occasion it is simple if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may need to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your loved one.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a connected nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a proportion of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the quality of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it is straightforward to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the class of a school is generally determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results next to one another from the Blaydon vicinity. Of course as everyone knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate Examination boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Blaydon area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will declare how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Blaydon Primary or Blaydon Secondary school for quite a few years, so it is of the essence to recognize if a school is on the way up or down.

By a schools formal reports and results is a decent initial mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's vital you go and visit the potential new school on their open day. This is a good method to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.